Year 4 — Level L

Level L = Levels 1st through 4th

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Materials:

Day 1* (Materials: small piece of aluminum foil–if you don’t have it, use paper and pretend it is aluminum foil)

Bible

  1. Read John 1:35-51
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse into your Bible notebook.

History

  1. Read a short biography of George Washington Carver.
  2. Tell someone about George Washington Carver’s life.

*Science

  1. Take a small piece of aluminum foil. Rip it in half. Again. And again and again and again until you can’t any more. If you could keep ripping it until it was the smallest piece of aluminum in the world, that would be an atom, an aluminum atom. Everything in the world is made up of atoms. Different types of atoms come together in different combinations called molecules to make up everything you see in the world.  (activity is from Atoms and Molecules unit by Kilbride)
  2. Take a look at how small atoms are. (Click on Nanolab and Zoom. We’ll do more on this site later. If it’s not working, you can watch this video. Get permission to watch it on youtube. Mute your computer.)
  3. Atoms are so small that five million million hydrogen atoms would fit on the head of a pin. That’s 5,000,000,000,000 atoms.
  4. *Print out Elements Lapbook and cut out H and hydrogen pocket. Place pocket on a wall poster, in a lapbook or on a page in your notebook.

Music

  1. Hans Pfitzner was born in Moscow to German parents in 1869. Listen to Das Christ-Elflein: Overture (1906).
  2. Listen carefully to find what’s unique about the music so you can recognize it.


Day 2*

Bible

  1. Read John 2
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse into your Bible notebook.

History*

  1. Watch George Washington Carver video.
  2. *Print out these Timeline Decade Pages. You can put them in a notebook or on the wall. They are for your timeline pieces.
  3. *Print out the modern history timeline packet.
  4. Cut out Carver timeline piece and draw or write about Carver inside. Attach it to your timeline.

Science*

  1. *Here is a periodic table to look at or print out in color with picture examples. (Print it out if you can and put it in your notebook.) This is called the periodic table of elements. Each box is one element. Everything in the world, including you, is made up of these elements. They are listed on this table in order of their weights. Number one is hydrogen. It is a gas. It is the lightest element.
  2. Read about hydrogen.
  3. Draw a picture or write about hydrogen inside booklet and place in pocket.


Day 3

Bible

  1. Read John 3
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Watch video on the transcontinental railroad.
  2. Write: The Transcontinental Railroad means a railroad that travels across a continent. (You could use your timeline piece or create a *handwriting page.)
  3. continental means something related to a continent, a continent is one of the seven large land areas on earth, trans means across

Science

  1. Do first mystery interactive about the disappearing city. Stop when it starts second mystery. (If this isn’t working, here’s a video on how steam engines work.)
  2. Describe what makes a steam engine work in writing or by telling a parent or older sibling.
  3. Here’s a little train game. What do you think happens to a city when the train goes through town? What do you think happens to a city if the train passes it by and doesn’t take people there?
    • (Answer: When a train came to a city, it brought more people. More people could live there and work there. If the train passed by your area, the city would get smaller and smaller because it wouldn’t be growing. People would leave to go where the work is, where the population  is growing.)

Art

  1. Look at and describe these works by Hector Guimard  Sculptures   Vase
  2. Draw a curvy part of a sculpture or piece of furniture. Keep the picture in your art notebook.


Day 4*

Bible

  1. Read John 4:43-54
  2. Copy the verse  you think is most important.

History*

  1. Find Sacramento, California and Omaha, Nebraska on a map. These were the start and end points of the first transcontinental railroad.
  2. *Draw a map as best you can of where the railroad traveled.  (click on US continental, 1 page, print)

Science

  1. Draw a diagram of the inside of a steam engine. Color where the water is blue. Color where the steam is red. Include a firebox, boiler and steam box. If you don’t remember, go back to yesterday’s mystery railroad lesson.
  2. If you want more information on a steam engine, you can read this article, This is a more complicated explanation. (Note: There’s a lot of info on that page, but in there it mentions coal forms over millions of years. I don’t believe that and you don’t have to either. Scientists don’t agree on how old the earth is. If you believe God created the earth in six days, then you agree with the scientists who believe the earth is just several thousand years old.)


Day 5*

Bible

  1. Read John 5:16-30
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Read the News  (alternate news site). Choose an article.
  2. Write an email to someone and tell them about what you read in the news.

Science

  1. What makes water turn into steam?  Play this game to learn.
  2. Just about everything you see in this world is a solid, a liquid or a gas.
  3. Water is a solid when it is ice, a liquid when it is water, and a gas when it is steam.
  4. *Print out this worksheet on solids, liquids and gases and fill it in.
  5. Tell someone what you think makes something a solid, a liquid or a gas.

PE/Health

  1. Stretching — stretch and warm up along with the video. Follow the directions!

Day 6*(*)

Bible

  1. Read  John 6:1-23
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History(*)

  1. Watch this movie about Alexander Graham Bell.
  2. If that video is not available, watch this video clip about Alexander Graham Bell and *choose some activities to complete from this packet. (On Day 7 they will do pages 10 and 40.)

Science

  1. Bell realized that the sound carried better if he used a liquid with his thin metal wire. Conduct a sound experiment. Does sound travel better through a solid or a gas (the air)? Do Table Thunder, the second experiment. Try it a few times with different tables. If you can get what you need together, you could do any of the other experiments too if you like.
  2. In your science notebook, describe your experiment and what your conclusion is. Your conclusion is your answer, does sound travel better through a solid or a gas?
  3. Think of a way to test if sound travels better through a liquid or a gas? Try it. What’s your result? Present your conclusions at the dinner table.

Music*

  1. *Print out the modern history music timeline.
  2. Listen to Das Christ-Elflein (1906, rev.1917)  The title is in German and means the Christmas Elf.
  3. Cut out Pfitzner’s timeline piece and write in it. Attach it to your timeline.


Day 7*   (Materials: two cans and string and a nail and hammer to poke the hole — can use disposable cups and a thumbtack if you don’t have cans, might want to have a paper clip on hand)

Bible

  1. Read  John 7:25-44  They knew the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, but they didn’t know that’s where Jesus had been born!
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History*

  1. Read this biography of Alexander Graham Bell
  2. *Print pages 10 and 40 and any others you like. Answer the questions on page 10 and page 40 as best as you can. You can check your answers on page 46 to learn more about Mr. Bell.
  3. Cut out timeline piece and write inside about Alexander Graham Bell. What were his accomplishments? What did he care about?

Science

  1. Make a play telephone.


Day 8  (Materials for art: 1/2 c. butter and 1/2 c. flour, OR materials for salt dough)

Bible

  1. Read  John 8:31-41
  2. Today for your Bible writing answer these questions. Who are really Jesus’ disciples?  (Look in verse 31.) Now ask one of your parents to explain verses 34 and 35.

History

  1. Read biography of Edison
  2. Tell someone about Thomas Edison.

Science

  1. Cut out your O and oxygen pocket. Oxygen is part of what we breathe. We need oxygen for our bodies to work. It is another element in our world and is number 8 on the periodic table because one atom of oxygen has 8 protons in it. We’ll learn later about protons. Write or draw inside your oxygen card. And place in your pocket.
  2. Not everything in the world is hydrogen or oxygen or carbon or whatever else is on the periodic table. Those are the elements that other things are made from. When different atoms come together to make something new, they are called molecules. Probably the most famous molecule is H2O. Have you ever heard of it? It means two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom getting together. When they do, they make water! All water you see are H2O molecules. Here’s a picture of a water molecule.
  3. Draw a water molecule and label the three parts each either H or O. Label your picture and keep it in your science notebook.
  4. Build other molecules. Click on Nanolab and Build.

Art

  1. Mix 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. (You could add a teaspoon of sugar if you are allowed.) Mold or carve based on your drawing from last week. It will harden in the fridge. You can eat it later 😉
  2. An alternative is to make salt dough.


Day 9*

Bible

  1. Read  John 9:13-34  Jesus just healed a man who had been born blind and the Pharisees are questioning him about what happened.
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History*

  1. *Copy Edison’s quote. Then explain what it means. Print out — Edison Quote Notebooking Page(The quote was made in 1903 and published in Harper’s Monthly in 1932.)
  2. Watch the videos below and look at the list of all of Edison’s inventions.

Science

  1. Remember molecules? A water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, H2O. When molecules heat up, they get really excited and move around a lot! That’s a gas. When molecules cool down enough, they barely move at all; that’s a solid.
  2. Read about  solids, liquids and gases. Click on next and read all four pages. Then you can do this game and online experiment. Make sure you answer all the questions! Tell someone what happened when you took the lids off. (You’ll know what I mean after you do the online experiment.)



Day 10  (Materials: bar of Ivory soap, microwave–there’s a video of the experiment to watch if you can’t do it)

Bible

  1. Read  John 10:1-21
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History  (If you can read fifth grade level books and are interested in Edison, you could read this story of his life, The Boy’s Life of Edison.)

  1. Read the News  (alternate news site). Tell someone about what you learned in the news today.
  2. Cut out and write in Edison’s timeline piece and add it to your timeline.

Science

  1. We’ve been learning about atoms, which make up the elements everything in our world is made up of. When atoms are combined, it is called a molecule. When molecules heat up, they get excited and move around a lot. This is what happens when water turns into water vapor (or steam). When molecules cool down, they slow down to mostly stopped. This is what happens when water turns into ice. Ice, water and steam are all H2O. They are all made of water molecules. It is the same matter. They are just each in a different state of matter.
  2. Watch the molecules get excited. Click on Nanolab and then Transform. (If this isn’t working, use number 3.)
  3. Write in your science notebook each of the words in bold. As best you can write what you can about what each means.
  4. As a reward for writing those tough definitions, place an opened bar of Ivory soap in the microwave on a microwavable plate. Turn the microwave on for one minute. Watch what happens. You are exciting the water molecules that are inside the soap causing them to move around! If you don’t have a microwave, you can watch the video to see what happens. (Ivory is special because it floats when other bars of soap sink. That’s because it has a lot of air inside of it.) 

PE/Health

  1. Fire Safety — Create the story about the job of forest rangers.


Day 11

Bible

  1. Read  John 11:32-44
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Watch this video about Thomas Edison. Here’s an alternate link if that one disappears.

Science

  1. Another way to move molecules, other than to excite them by heating them up, is to cause them to vibrate. When there is a sound, it moves the molecules in the air, causing them to vibrate. They start crashing into other molecules and make them vibrate too and those crash into the molecules next to them so that they start vibrating and that’s how sound travels from one place to another.
  2. Make a sound wave. Tie a strong string to a doorknob and walk back until the string is straight or take the plug of your vacuum cleaner in your hand and stretch out the cord. Move your arm up and down and send waves down the string or cord. That’s how sound travels, in waves.
  3. Draw sound waves in your notebook.

Music

  1. Listen to Das Herz: Liebesmelodie (1930-31).  The title is in German and means The Heart: a Love Melody.
  2. In your notebook write words that describe the music. At the top of the page write the composer, opera title and year and today’s date.


Day 12

Bible

  1. Read  John 12:12-19
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Answer these questions as best you can about when Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. If you know how to type, then type your answers into the computer. Who? What? Where? When? How? Why? For instance who is Thomas Edison or Edison and Watson. What is that he invented the light bulb. These are the questions you ask and answer when you write a story for the newspaper.

Science

  1. Explore sound in your house. What makes sound? What is being vibrated to make the sound? Remember that sound can travel through a gas, a liquid or a solid. When you listened to the bang on the table, it was the molecules in the table vibrating. Make a list of your observations to the two questions as you explore your house.


Day 13

Bible

  1. Read  John 13:31-38
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Write a sentence to introduce a news story about Edison inventing the light bulb. (Example–don’t copy!–Thomas Edison invented many things, but one changed the world the most.) Put these sentences in the same place you put your answers from yesterday.
  2. Write a sentence about what you think about Edison or his invention. (Example–don’t copy!–I think Edison’s hard work paid off.)

Science

  1. Today create sound. Create sound that vibrates through a solid (bang something). Create sound that vibrates through a liquid (fill a glass with water and tap the glass.) Create sound that vibrates through the air (blow over the top of a bottle, swing something fast through the air, or cheat and just talk 🙂
  2. Try filling glasses up with water to different heights. Which gives a higher sound? The one with the least amount of water because the molecules can vibrate back and forth through it faster. If you have a bottle that you can blow over the opening to make a sound, fill the bottle with different amounts of water. It will produce a higher sound if you have more water (because there is less air) and the molecules can vibrate back and forth through the smaller amount of air faster, making the sound higher.
  3. Record in your science notebook the different ways you vibrated molecules to create sound. Please write the date on the page.
  4. Watch vibrations caused by sound. Skip to 1 minute. This is a mixture of cornstarch and water on a cookie sheet sitting on top of a speaker.

Art*

  1. *Print out these Modern History Art Timeline pieces. Cut out Hector Guimard.
  2. Write inside any of the following or your own thoughts. He was born in 1867. Art Nouveau means New Art. He was inspired by nature. Place it on your timeline in the 1890s.


Day 14*

Bible

  1. Read  John 14 1:13
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Write your news story. Start with your introduction sentence. Then write in sentences your answers to the who, what, where, when, why and how questions. Then write your final sentence. If you have time, add a title and a picture. Show it to someone.

Science*

  1. Roll up as large a piece of paper as you can find into a cone shape. Leave a little opening at the end. Talk regular into the air and then through your cone. What’s the difference? Listen to someone talking regularly and then with the small opening of the cone to your ear. What’s the difference? Your cone is spreading out and collecting sound waves.
  2. *Fill in your science experiment worksheet. Question: Can sound waves be amplified (made louder)?


Day 15

Bible

  1. Read  John 15:7-17  (to “bear fruit” means to become more like Jesus–having love, joy, peace, patience, kindness…)
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Read the News  (alternate news site). Choose an article and write (or tell someone) the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.

Science

  1. Read about the phonograph. Here’s a picture of an original.
  2. Draw a phonograph. What is being vibrated.
  3. If you have a record player at your house, observe it in action.
  4. Watch the Edison Phonograph video. While records are flat, Edison’s played from grooves in a spinning cylinder.

PE/Health

  1. Climb the stairs 5 times.


Day 16

Bible

  1. Read  John 16:22-33
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Read this short biography of Hellen Keller. It mentions the book she wrote. You are going to be reading it. And you can start now.
  2. Read chapter 1 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller.  If you cannot read it on your own (that’s okay, it’s not easy), you can listen while you read along or just sit back and listen. Click on the “listen” link and then click on chapter 1.
  3. Tell someone about Helen Keller.

Science

  1. Let’s learn a little more about light and the light bulb. The light in the bulb basically is a fine wire, called a filament, that gives off light because it is heated up and gets hot. It’s actually atoms that are giving off light. Remember how they get excited when they heat up? The electricity travels into the bulb, heats up the atoms in the filament, causes them to jump around which gives off the light. To make the bulb shine as it does, it is filled with a gas to help it. The gas is called argon.
  2. Watch the video on how a light bulb is made in a factory today.
  3. Then cut out argon and its pocket. Draw or write inside it and place it with your others.

Music

  1. Read about Tchaikovsky and write about him in his timeline piece. Place it on the 1890s page.


Day 17*

Bible

  1. Read  John 17:20-25
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Read chapter 2 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller.  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.
  2. Here are pictures of Hellen Keller to look at.

Science*

  1. Read these three pages (click on next page) about light.
  2. Do this activity about light.
  3. *Draw on this worksheet to show how light travels to an object and then reflects to our eyes.


Day 18**

Bible

  1. Read  John 18:15-27
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History*

  1. Read chapter 3 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.
  2. *Use this Helen Keller notebooking page. Copy the quote. Use the other space to write who Helen Keller was.

Science*

  1. You’ve learned that light travels in a straight line. You’ve also learned that you can change the direction that light travels by reflecting it.
  2. Take a hand-held mirror (or something else reflective–watches and rings might work) and find a light to reflect. Make a light dance around the ceiling by reflecting it off your mirror.
  3. Get a glass of water. Use a clear glass if you can so you can see inside well. Place a pencil or straw inside the cup. Does it look the pencil is bent? The light bends when it hits the surface of the water. It doesn’t stop the light like a wall does, but it bends it enough to send a bent reflection back to our eyes.
  4. *Fill in an experiment worksheet. Question: Can light bend?

Art

  1. Scroll down to 1908 and look at these houses designed by Art Nouveau artist Henry Van de Velde.
  2. Draw a design for the outside of an art nouveau house or try and draw one of the houses in the pictures.


Day 19

Bible

  1. Read  John 19:1-16
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Read chapter 4 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.
  2. Watch this video on the industrial revolution. Tell someone about how life changed for Americans.

Science

  1. Get a metal spoon. Look at yourself in it. Turn it over. What do you observe? Remember, what you see is the light reflecting off of something. Because the top of the spoon is curved down the light bounces off and heads down, so we see our forehead at the bottom. The light that hits the bottom part is bounced up by the curve, so we see our chins at the top. On the other side we see ourselves stretched out. Why? In what direction does the light bounce?
  2. *Draw a picture of light hitting a spoon from both sides. Where does the light bounce to? spoon worksheet


Day 20

Bible

  1. Read John 19:17-36
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Read the News (alternate news site). Choose an article and write (or tell someone) the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. Read chapter 5 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.
  3. Maybe over the weekend you’d like to watch this 20 minute animated movie about Helen Keller. Here’s the link to the first part on youtube. Get permission to watch this!

Science

  1. Because of what we know about how our eyes see light and how our brains receive those signals, people have developed many optical illusions. We think we see what we don’t see. Want to see?
  2. Here is one. The pictures on the right and the left are the same. The blocks A and B are the same color.
  3. Here is another.
  4. Want more?

PE/Health

  1. Road safety game


Day 21*

Bible

  1. Read John 20:1-9
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Read chapter 6 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.
  2. Read this biography of Henry Ford.
  3. Cut out and fill in Henry Ford timeline piece.

Science

  1. *Print out page ONE of this worksheet on atoms.
  2. Watch the video on atoms and molecules . It’s okay if you don’t understand everything.
  3. Fill in the blanks on the worksheet.
  4. Draw a Hydrogen atom on the back of the worksheet. It’s the simplest one. It is number 1 on the periodic table so it has one proton and one electron. It doesn’t have any neutrons. Draw a circle for the nucleus and a + sign inside of it for your proton. Draw a circle around that for your electron to travel on. Draw a – sign for your electron on that circle.

Music

  1. Listen to this show about ballet with Tchaikovsky’s music playing. After listening to the show, click on the play button to listen to The Nutcracker.


Day 22   (Materials for science: salt, sugar, magnifying glass–there are pictures if you don’t have one, 3 cups of sugar, jar)

Bible

  1. Read John 21:1-14, 25
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Read chapter 7 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.
  2. Look at these pictures of child labor in America. Choose a picture and show it to someone and describe to them what you see. What are they doing? Why do they look the way they do? What do you think they are thinking and feeling? Write your answers or talk with a parent or older sibling about your answers.

Science

  1. Let’s go back and learn some more about molecules. Go back in your science notebook and read what molecules are if you are unsure. Molecules have different shapes. Take some salt and sugar and look and them with a magnifying glass. Do you see their shapes? If you don’t have a magnifying glass, here are some pictures. Salt  Sugar
  2. With adult permission and help heat one cup of water on the stove and add three cups of sugar. Add a little at a time, stirring to dissolve. You are making a saturated solution — so full it can’t take in any more sugar. When it is all dissolved, pour it into a clean jar. Tie a string to the middle of a pencil. Tie a paper clip to the other end. Make sure the string is short enough so that the paper clip doesn’t touch the bottom of the jar. (You don’t want it to touch the sides either.) Lay the pencil across the top of the jar so that the paper clip and string hang in the liquid. Let it sit a few days and watch the sugar crystals grow. The sugar crystals are just sugar molecules attaching together.
  3. Look at this picture of enormous crystals.


Day 23

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 1:11-19
  2. What is God saying to His people? What does He really want?

History

  1. Read chapter 8 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.
  2. Do this activity about learning by looking at old photographs.

Science

  1. The next element on the periodic table you will work on is helium. Helium is a gas. You may have heard of helium balloons. Those balloons that float away if you let go of them are filled with helium. They float because they are lighter than air. Remember the lighter the element, the earlier it is on the chart. Helium is number 2. So if helium floats, do you think hydrogen balloons float too? Of course! Hydrogen is lighter than helium. That’s why it is number 1 on the chart. So helium is number 2 on our periodic table. That means it has 2 protons in its middle. We’ll talk more about that later.
  2. Cut out helium pieces. Write or draw inside about helium.

Art

  1. Read this biography on Henri Matisse.
  2. Cut out the Henri Matisse timeline piece and write about him inside. What is something that describes his paintings? Place it on the 1900s page.


Day 24

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 2:1-5
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Read chapter 9 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.
  2. Look at this old photograph of suffragettes. What details do you see this photograph? Who are the suffragettes? What do they want? (answer: the right to vote) How badly do you think they want it? (hint: check the weather)  Write in your history notebook a sentence about the suffragettes. “The suffragettes were…” You finish the sentence.

Science

  1. Draw a picture of your sugar crystals. You can use the back of your experiment worksheet. (You can eat them if you have permission.)


Day 25

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 3:16-24
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse.

History

  1. Read the News  (alternate news site). Choose an article and write (or tell someone) the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. Read chapter 10 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science  (Materials: as many pennies as you can find–20 would be great — or any coin you have the most of)

  1. Take your coin collection (all the same coin) and lay them flat on a table and push them together so that they are all the way touching.
  2. Look for patterns. Do you see how they line up? Do you see how they surround each other in the same shape even though you put them together randomly?
  3. Draw a picture of your coins all together. This is similar to your crystals. The molecules (pennies) formed a pattern when they grew together as crystals because of the structure of each molecule (shape of each penny). Put today’s date on your picture.

PE/Health

  1. Do at least 20 jumping jacks. (You could compete with a sibling to see who can do them the longest.)
  2. Here is a video to teach you how to do a proper jumping jack.


Day 26  (Materials for science: cup of water, coins — or something small you can drop a lot of in water)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 4:2-6  Jesus is the Branch of the Lord. He’s the king of Israel.

History

  1. Read this biography of Theodore Roosevelt.
  2. Read chapter 11 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Writing

  1. Theodore Roosevelt saved a lot of wilderness. He protected it to keep people from using the forests, rivers, etc. for business or for homes. Write about why you think it’s important to protect nature as it is. You should begin with a introduction sentence, a sentence that tells what you are going to write about. Here’s an example…”I think it is very important to protect nature.”

Science

  1. We’ve looked a little at how molecules bond together. Let’s do an experiment to watch it in action.
  2. Fill a cup with water to the very top. Guess how many coins you’ll be able to drop in before it spills. Start dropping in coins (or something else). How many did you get in? What is holding the water in place is called surface tension. What’s happening is that the water molecules on top are attracted to the water molecules under them and cling to them.
  3. Write “surface tension” in your notebook and explain what it is.

Music

  1. Listen to this music from the Nutcracker. What do you picture the dancers doing? Now watch  them!


Day 27  (Materials for science: O or ball shaped cereal, milk, bowl, water, oil)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 5:1-7  Who is the song talking about? Who is “He”? (highlight answer: God)  Who is the vineyard? (highlight answer: Israel) What do you think it means that the vineyard had bad grapes? (verse 4) What did God do to the vineyard, to Israel, because they weren’t obeying His law and loving Him and their neighbors? (verses 5 and 6)  Write the answers in your notebook. Does God love Israel? (highlight answer: yes, verse 6 “he takes delight” in them)

History

  1. Watch video on immigration.
  2. Read chapter 12 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science

  1. Want to watch molecules attract again? Get a bowl milk. Sprinkle in a hand full of O shaped cereal or ball-shaped cereal. Do they race towards each other and touch each other? This is a big picture of how molecules attract each other.
  2. Now let’s watch molecules repel or run away from each other. Pour a spoonful of water into a bowl. Add food coloring if you like. Add drops of oil to the water. What happens? The water seems to run away. What is happening is that the water molecules are attracted to the water molecules and the oil molecules are attracted to the oil molecules, so they stay separate. Add some dish detergent. What happens? The water and oil molecules are both attracted to the dish detergent molecules. That’s how grease gets off your dishes and into the water.
  3. Draw a picture of molecules attracting and repelling.


Day 28  (Materials for art: acrylic paint, large paint brush — about two inches wide, if possible)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 6:1-8  Isaiah has a vision of God on His throne. What else does he see there? What does he hear there? Write the answers in your notebook.

History

  1. Read about the Statue of Liberty.
  2. *Color this picture of the Statue of Liberty and/or copy this quote from the Statue of Liberty.
  3. Read chapter 13 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science

  1. Read about carbon. It’s another element that makes up our world.
  2. Cut out your carbon pieces and write or draw about carbon.

Art

  1. Henri Matisse’s style is known as Fauvism. It is marked by bright colors and the artists didn’t try to paint realistically.
  2. View this painting by Matisse.  Move your mouse over the flower pots at the bottom of the window.
  3. Paint your own flower pot and flowers. Use as big a brush as you can find and bright colors. Use acrylic paints. Remember, don’t try and be perfect. Look again at Matisse’s flowers and pots. Make yours the way he did his.


Day 29  (Materials: container–empty 20oz. plastic bottle will work, 3% hydrogen peroxide, packet active yeast, liquid dish washing detergent, warm water, food coloring-optional)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 7:10-16  This is Isaiah talking to King Ahaz. In verse 14 who is Isaiah talking about? Whose name will be Immanuel? (highlight answer: Jesus) This verse is a prophecy about Jesus’ miraculous birth. Copy verse 14 into your Bible notebook.

History

  1. Watch this video showing what it was like to build the Statue of Liberty.
  2. Watch this video about what it was like to come as an immigrant through Ellis Island.
  3. People came to America to find freedom: freedom to worship God their way, freedom from discrimination, freedom from poverty, and whatever other problem their families were facing. They were searching for a better life. Were their first experiences better? What do you think they were thinking of America when they arrived at Ellis Island?
  4. Read chapter 14 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science

  1. We’ve talked about water molecules being attracted and repelled and getting exciting by heat and turning into steam, etc. But it’s not just water molecules that get excited or attract other molecules, etc.
  2. Let’s do an experiment that shows how the molecules are changing.
  3. What happens? Hydrogen Peroxide is H2O2. It changes to H2O and O, water and oxygen. The yeast makes the change happen more quickly. The dishwashing detergent mixes with it creating the foam.  (If you notice it says O2 and want to know why, highlight the answer: O, oxygen, never is alone as a single atom. Never. It will always pair up with something. So oxygen really only exists as O2 because it will always pair up. It will find always another O!)
  4. You just witnessed a chemical reaction, or a change in a chemical.
  5. Explain the chemical reaction in this experiment.
  6. Here’s the video of the experiment if you can’t do it.

Day 30  (Materials:  seltzer water or just regular water, bleach, food coloring)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 11  These verses describe Jesus. Write down some of the things it says about Him.

History

  1. Play City of Immigrants. (You don’t have to complete the whole thing, but I think you’ll probably want to!)
  2. Read chapter 15 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.
  3. Write or tell about why you think Helen Keller is important.
  4. Maybe your family would like to watch The Miracle Worker, a Disney movie about Helen Keller. Here’s the link to the first part on youtube. Get permission to watch this!

Science

  1. Let’s look at another chemical reaction. Fill a glass halfway with seltzer water. (If you don’t have what our family calls, “bubble water,” then just use regular water. The reaction just takes a bit longer. Add a drop of food coloring. Pour in bleach and watch the color disappear.
  2. The color disappears because the oxygen molecules in the bleach and the oxygen molecules in the water bond together.
  3. If you can’t do it yourself, watch the video.
  4. Watch this video of a neat chemical reaction. This is sulfuric acid being poured into sugar. The acid reacts with the sugar and takes all the H2O out of the sugar. That leaves only carbon!
  5. Write chemical reaction and a simple definition. Here are some notebooking pages you could choose from to use.

PE/Health

  1. Catch falling food and learn your food groups.


Day 31

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 12  What does this chapter say that we are supposed to tell the world (“nations” means countries)?

History

  1. Watch this video on the Wright Brothers.
  2. If that video disappears, you can watch these animated movie clips about the Wright Brothers and this old-time film.
  3. Cut out your timeline piece. Draw/write about what you learn.

Science

  1. Read this page on  flight. Remember, these scientist don’t believe God exists, so they can’t believe that God created the world. Any scientific evidence that points to a created world that’s only be around for about 7000 years gets tossed aside or explained away. They can only accept ideas that fit their guess as to how the world was created even when evidence shows them wrong!
  2. Tell someone about the different ways things fly.

Music

  1. Read Rachmaninoff’s biography
  2. Cut out his timeline piece and fill it in. Place it on the 1900s page.


Day 32*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 39  This is Isaiah talking to King Hezekiah. What does he tell him? How does King Hezekiah respond? What do you think of what King Hezekiah says? (You can tell someone your answers. You don’t have to write them down.)

History

  1. Read about Bessie Coleman.
  2. Tell someone about Bessie Coleman.
  3. Read chapter 16 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science*

  1. Read about the principles of flight. Click on next to keep reading. Stop when you get to “How Air Moves.”
  2. *Write on this page and answer, “What is aeronautics?” (answer: You can word this any way, but aeronautics is the science surrounding flight.)


Day 33**  (Materials for science: piece of string, just like 12 inches, and a straw, you can make substitutions for these)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 40:12-26  What is the point of all of the questions in the beginning of this part of the chapter, what do they say about God? When you know that about God, how silly does it seem that someone takes a piece of wood, pays someone to make a statue out of it and then calls it a god and asks for its help?

History*

  1. Read about Amelia Earhart.
  2. *Write about Amelia Earhart. What did she do? What do you think is most interesting about her?  Amelia Earhart notebooking page
  3. Read chapter 17 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science*

  1. Read this page on how air moves.
  2. Read this page on properties.
  3. Read this page on forces in flight.
  4. *Make a paper airplane. Put a little hole in the middle of it. Pull the string through the hole so that half is up and half is down. Tape it in place. Lay the straw along the middle of it. If it doesn’t stick out both ends, cut it in half and tape each half so that each sticks out one end. Cut out these labels, flight forces, and tape them onto the string and straw. Here’s a completed plane.
  5. Here’s a picture as to where the forces go. We are going to learn about each of these forces in flight.
  6. Hang your plane somewhere if you can.

Art

  1. Look at these paintings by Henri Matisse.  Apples   Oranges   Goldfish
  2. Set up something similar to paint — a bowl of fruit for example.
  3. Paint your picture how you think Matisse would. Use acrylic paint like before.

Practice your Roman numerals, just for fun. Play Picture Perfect or Number Balls.


Day 34 (Materials for L: coin, small bag of coins — make the bag as small as possible — could be coins tied up in saran wrap — or coins in a wrapper from the bank, etc.)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 41:4-7  This is similar to Isaiah 40.  The people are afraid, but instead of turning to God they make their own god. Why would they think something they made with their own hands could help them? Do people do that today? Do people trust what was made with human hands to protect them? They do! In what ways? (There are lots of ways.) Do you trust God or man to protect you? The end of the last verse of this is funny. They have to nail down their “god” to keep it from falling over! How silly to think this statue that can’t even stand up could protect them!

History

  1. Read about Charles Lindbergh. Click “Next Page” to read through all 12 pages of the story.
  2. Tell someone about Charles Lindbergh.
  3. Read chapter 18 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science

  1. The first force in flight we are going to look at is gravity. Now you are thinking, that’s not even on my airplane I made! It is, you called it weight. Gravity is what gives us weight. It is actually gravity pulling down on our mass that makes the scale go down showing how much we weigh.
  2. Your mass is how much matter you are made of. Gravity pulls on all mass with the same force. Gravity is always pulling everything at the same speed.
  3. Hold a small coin in the air. Let go. It fell right? Well, actually, gravity pulled it down to the earth.
  4. Now do the same with the bag of coins. Same thing?
  5. Now, your bag of coins should feel heavier than the one coin. Which will fall faster?
  6. Drop both at the same time.
  7. Did they hit the ground at the same time? Why? Because gravity is always pulling everything at the same speed.
  8. Now test a bunch of other things. Do you have a golf ball or tennis ball in the house? Try dropping other things together.
  9. Now, air can get in the way sometimes. Air pressure will push up on objects that are more spread out than others. Here is this experiment done on the moon where there is no air to get in the way. Watch the video. (Now go tell someone all about it.)

Day 35**

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 42:5-9
  2. Copy what you think is the most important verse into your Bible notebook.

History*

  1. Read the News (alternate news site). Choose an article.
  2. *Fill in the chart. Give this to your homeschool parent to put in your portfolio.
  3. Read chapter 19 of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science*

  1. Yesterday we learned that gravity makes all masses speed up at the same rate.
  2. Gravity doesn’t pull at everything in the same way though. The more mass, the more gravity pulls on it which is why we all weigh different amounts (even if we all fall at the same speed).
  3. Also, every object has a gravitational force. You have a gravitational force attracting everything to yourself! It’s such a tiny, itty, bitty force that it doesn’t really show up though. The earth, since it’s so big, has a big gravitational force which is what makes your ball fall down when you throw it and keeps you from floating away.
  4. Astronauts can float in space because they get too far away from the earth’s gravitational force. They don’t float right off the moon because it, like everything, has a gravitational force. The moon pulls things towards itself too. It’s big enough that its gravitational force pulls the astronauts down and keeps them from floating away. BUT, it’s a lot smaller than earth, so its gravitational force isn’t as strong as earth’s. Watch this astronaut jump around showing that there is less gravity on the moon.
  5. For the second video skip to :45 and watch him jump two times. Does it seem like it’s in slow motion? He’s falling slowly because there is less gravity on the moon, less gravitational pull.
  6. You are going to fill in a worksheet that shows how much you would weigh on each planet. Each planet is a different size so it pulls down on your mass with a different amount of gravitational pull. Write your weight on earth in the box and use a calculator to multiply.
  7. *Print out this worksheet and use a calculator to fill it in. Give this worksheet to your homeschool parent to put in your portfolio.
  8. Explain to someone why you would weigh less on Venus.

PE/Health

  1. Try and do a push up. Can you do ten? Try every day and you’ll get better.
  2. Watch the video to learn how to do it properly.


Day 36

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 43:1-2.
  2. In Romans 11 God tells us that people who are not Jewish become part of “Israel” when we believe and are saved. So, we can read God’s promises to Israel as God speaking to us. His promises were for physical Israel, the land He gave to His people, but also His promises have spiritual meaning to those who believe!
  3. Write down one promise God makes in these verses.

History

  1. Watch this video on airplanes in WWI.
  2. Read chapter 20  of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science

  1. We learned about gravity which pulls airplanes down. Now we’re going to learn about the opposite, lift. It’s what lifts airplanes up.
  2. Go through lessons 2 and 3. Use the arrow button to move it forward to skip past the first lesson (unless you are really interested, then do that too!)
    • You don’t need to click on all the links in there. But I want you to click on “Try This Out” and “Test Your Understanding” in Lesson 2. They are on the page with the animated diagram of a wing, wind, and air pressure.
  3. Take a strip of paper. Hold it up to your lips. Blow over it. Blow under it. When does it go up or down? Why?
  4. When you throw a frisbee, what is holding it up in the air?
  5. Does air pressure really hold things up? Stick a straw into water and hold your finger over the open end. Take the straw out of the water. Is the air holding the water into the straw? Yes! That’s air pressure at work and it’s very strong.

Music

  1. Listen  to Rachmaninoff, The Bells, 3rd movement


Day 37  (Materials for L: balloon, 2 liter bottle — empty)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 44:15-17.
  2. Here again God is showing how silly it is to make your own god. Do people still do this? How? Ask people what they think about God and they say, “Well, to me, God is…”  They are creating their own God. There are people who decide that God doesn’t send people to hell. There are people who decide that God doesn’t hate sin. They are creating their own god.

History

  1. *Print out map (click on Europe). Color in Turkey, Germany, France, Russia, Serbia, Hungary and Austria. Color each a different color and write their names in that color on the back of the map. Your list of colorful names is your map key.
  2. If you need a map to look at, here is one online.
  3. Read chapter 21  of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science

  1. Watch the video on air pressure .
  2. Try this experiment: stretch a balloon over the opening of an empty 2 liter bottle. Place the bottle in a pan or bowl of super hot water. The air inside the bottle will heat and expand creating more air pressure. It will press on the rubber of the balloon and expand it a little. Place the bottle in a pan or bowl of ice water and the balloon will deflate. The air in the bottle will cool down and the air pressure will lower and stop pressing on the balloon.


Day 38*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 45:5-7.
  2. What is something the Lord says He does?
  3. In verse 7, do any of those things surprise you that the Lord does them?

History

  1. *Print out a 1914 map of Europe. (This is from here.) You’ll notice this one is different. This is what the country borders looked like in 1914. (You will eventually need 3 of these for each student if you just want to print them now.)
  2. Write “European Alliances Before WWI.” That just means which countries in Europe were friends and agreed to help each other.
  3. Choose two colors.
  4. With one color, color in France, Britain, Serbia and Russia.
  5. With the other color, color in Austria-Hungary and Germany.
  6. Color neatly. Do the best you can. Give this to your homeschool parent to put in your portfolio.
  7. Here’s a map to help you. (Again, this is a map of 1914. Countries break up and get smaller or take on other countries and get bigger.)
  8. Read chapter 22  of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science*

  1. We’ve learned that lift is caused by creating high air pressure under the wings of the plane. The air lifts the plane up.
  2. A helicopter works in a similar way. The airplane drives forward pushing the air over and under the wings creating the change in pressure so it can lift off. A helicopter twirls its blades to move the air over them. They are also creating higher air pressure under its blades which causes the lift.
  3. *Make a motor rotor. Don’t worry about all the extras. Just use the template (page 6) to make the paper blades.
  4. Tell how lift is created with your motor rotor.

Art

  1. Henri Matisse used collages later in his life, especially when he fell sick. Take a look at some of his collages. Collage 1  Collage 2  Collage 3
  2. Do they still follow his same style of bright colors and not trying to make things realistic?
  3. Make a collage. Cut out different shapes and glue them onto a single sheet. You could use colored paper or color or paint your own paper to use. Put this in your portfolio.


Day 39  (Materials for L:  balloon, straw, fishing line or strong thread or something similar)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 46:3-5.
  2. What is a promise God makes?
  3. What’s the answer to the questions in verse 5? Nothing, no one!

History

July 28th

Austria declared war on Serbia
  August 1st Germany declared war on Russia
August 3rd  Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium. Germany had to implement the Schlieffen Plan.
 August 4th Britain declared war on Germany
  1. Look at this chart above. It’s a list of dates of when certain countries declared war on other countries at the beginning of WWI.
  2. *Print out another 1914 map of Europe. Draw on who is declaring war on whom. Maybe you could draw an arrow from Britain to Germany. Draw an arrow for each country declaring war on another country. This all happened in about 8 days in 1914.
  3. Put a title on your map, “Declares War 1914″ might be a good one.
  4. Read chapter 23  of The Story of My Life: Helen Keller  If you need help, you can listen while you read along. Just click on the chapter number.

Science

    1. Take a straw and hold it in the air. Let go of it. It falls. Right? What needs to happen to make it fly (at least a little bit)? It needs thrust, a push in the right direction. 🙂
    2. Do this experiment and read through the steps, questions and answers. Do the extra experiments if you like.
    3. Here’s a video of the experiment.


Day 40*  (A book your family might want to read is The Singing Tree. It is not required. It is an award winning historical fiction novel about WWI. It is 5th grade reading level with an interest level of 3rd – 5th grade — according to a website.)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 47:8-11.
  2. This is a warning from God. Who is being warned?

History*

  1. Cut out timeline piece on the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Write inside. He was assassinated in Sarajevo and was next in line to become King in Austria. His murder is considered the spark that started the war.
  2. Read the News (alternate news site). Choose an article and write (or tell someone) the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  3. If you aren’t reading The Singing Tree, you could read one of two other books. These books are harder so you should listen to it read to you or listen as you read along. There is a book about women and children on the home front which is Rilla of Ingleside from the Anne of Green Gables series. This has an audio book you can listen to. You can read a chapter a day except a handful of chapters you’ll need to read over the weekends. Or you could read a boy book which does not have an audio book with it. It’s called, Air Service Boys Over Enemy Lines. You can read a chapter a day of this one.
  4. *Here’s a book report page to fill out after you finish reading whatever you are reading. WWI Book Report

Science

 

  1. Review the flight forces: lift, thrust, weight, drag.
  2. Describe to someone each force and what it does.

 

PE/Health

  1. Write down what you had for dinner yesterday.
  2. Find the foods here and write what nutrients (vitamins and minerals) you got from your food.
  3. Put this in your portfolio.


Day 41  (Materials for science: Styrofoam tray, paper clips — buy the econo pack of meat for a bigger foam tray  — you need to trace and cut something about 10 inches long)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 48:17-22. What does God want from us? (verse 18)

History

  1. Watch this lesson about countries declaring war in 1914 and 1915.
  2. *Color a map to match the one in the lesson. Title for the map, “WWI Expands”

Science

  1. Do you remember the four forces of flight? What are they?
  2. Build a glider.  Read and follow the directions. Answer the questions. Experiment. Find the proper weight and balance.

Music

  1.  Listen to Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2
  2. What color is this music? or what image? What does this music describe? What feeling does it bring?


Day 42*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 49:6-7  Who does God want to be saved?

History*

  1. *Print out this worksheets and cut out the squares. Put them in the order that makes the most sense. You can glue them down in order on a sheet of plain paper if you want to keep it in your binder.

Science

  1. Review flight forces. You are just going to use one page. On the first page of lesson 1 click on all four forces and read those pages. You can click on all the Test Your Understanding links.


Day 43*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 50:7-10. What’s something we learn about God from this section of Isaiah 50?

History*

  1. *Color this picture of a plane from WWI. Why is it called a tri-plane?
  2. Look at these photos of WWI airplanes.

Science

  1. Go through lesson 2. You the arrow to move forward. On the first page there are four buttons to push. Push them all and read those pages. On the second page of the lesson there is a labeling activity that you should do, and you can click on the “this game” link. You DO NOT have to print the activity below that.

Art

  1. Read about Picasso.
  2. Write in your timeline piece about him. Place it on the 1910s page.


Day 44*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 51 :5-8.  What does this say is going to happen? Why do we not have to be afraid, what does God tell us?

History*

  1. *Color this picture of a Canadian soldier in WWI. Read what it says.
  2. Watch the soldiers in training.

Science

  1. Make a plane fly.



Day 45*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 52:7-10.  This section talks about “good news.” What’s the good news?

History*

  1. Read the vocabulary on page 4.  (Ls are using all but the wordsearch and crossword puzzles.)
  2. Watch Songs of World War I while you work on task #3 below..
  3. Do the vocabulary matching on page 9.

Science

  1. Watch the short Amelia Earhart movie.
  2. Read about sodium.
  3. Cut out your sodium piece and add it with your others.

PE/Health

  1. Do sit ups, as many as you can properly. Watch the video to learn how to do it right.


Day 46** ( Materials for science: baking soda — 1/2 cup or more, you don’t have to have all of these, but if you use them anyway, now might be a good time to have them on hand–ketchup, lemon – or lemon juice, tomato – or tomato juice, mustard, pickle juice, orange – or orange juice)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 53:2-8  This is about Jesus dying for us to save us. It was written hundreds of years before Jesus was born. It is a prophesy.
  2. What is something it says He did for us?

History*

  1. *Fill in this worksheet on the causes of WWI. The “Triple Entente” was the name given to the alliance between Britain, France and Russia. So, what countries make up the “Triple Alliance?”

Science*

  1. Okay, we look at the chemical reaction (or change in the chemical) that took place when we combined baking soda and vinegar. Vinegar reacts with baking soda because it is an acid.
  2. Let’s see what else reacts with baking soda. Gather some supplies: ketchup, tomato juice, honey, water, lemon juice, mustard, pickle juice, orange juice, whatever else you want to try that you have in the house)
  3. Count up how many things you have. Get a cup for each one.
  4. Put some baking soda into each cup.
  5. Put some ketchup (or whatever) into the first cup and place the ketchup bottle behind the cup so you know what you put in that cup.
  6. Observe the reaction.
  7. *Record the reaction on your sheet, acid testing sheet.
  8. (You may want to ask your mom if she can help you make the red cabbage indicator today to be ready for tomorrow. See tomorrow’s lesson.)

Music

  1. Maurice Ravel was a French composer. He was born in 1875 in Ciboure, France. He wanted to be a pilot in WWI but his health was poor.
  2. Look at this map of France with Ciboure marked. What country is it very close to?
  3. Listen while you work. Scroll down and click on the top little play button.
  4. Cut out Ravel’s timeline piece and write inside of it. Attach it to your timeline on the 1910s page.


Day 47*  (Materials for science: red/purple cabbage, disposable cups)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 55:1-2. In the New Testament we learn that Jesus is the “bread” of life and the Holy Spirit is living “water.” These verses invite the reader to come to God. It’s free!
  2. Read Isaiah 55:6-8.
  3. Copy verse 8.

History

  1. Take a look at this diagram of trenches used in WWI. Click on the different areas of the diagram for pictures and descriptions.
  2. Draw a diagram of a trench.
  3. Read about weapons used in the war.
  4. Take the weapons quick quiz.

Science*

  1. Help a parent make red cabbage juice indicator.
  2. Try the experiment. Get your disposable cups. Put a small amount of several different types of liquids in there. Hydrogen peroxide, window cleaner, water, vinegar, try some drinks from the fridge, egg white, whatever else you want to try (with permission). Always be SUPER CAREFUL when using cleaners. They can use powerful and harmful chemicals. Wear goggles and rubber gloves if you have them.
  3. Put a little indicator into each cup.
  4. *Record the results. PH test sheet
  5. If you can’t do this at home, here’s a video of the experiment.


Day 48*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 56:6-8.
  2. For your verse you can write “My house will be called a house of prayer.”
  3. This is what Jesus says when he drives the money changers out of the temple. Only Jews could enter the temple. The outer court was for Gentiles (people who weren’t Jews) to come and pray, but they had made it into a market place so there was no place for foreigners to pray and seek God. Jesus didn’t like that! He was quoting from this chapter of Isaiah.

History

  1. Read about Zeppelin raids.
  2. Take the quick quiz.
  3. Make this minibook about WWI warfare. (page 2)

Science*

  1. Watch the movie on acids and bases.
  2. *Fill in this worksheet, acids and bases.

Art

  1. Read about Cubism and look at the paintings by Picasso.
  2. Play Picasso Head.


Day 49

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 58:4-8.  This chapter is God telling the Jewish leaders He’s not happy with their fasting. They think they are doing a great thing by fasting, but God hates how they act while they are fasting and is not happy or impressed. Then He tells them what He really wants them to be doing: freeing people, feeding people,…
  2. What else does it say God wants his people to do?

History

  1. Read this online book.
  2. Make the minibook and put it on your timeline. (page 1)

Science

  1. Play at the juice bar.
    Do the first challenge.
  2. Read about neon. You see neon in many lit up signs.
  3. Cut out your neon piece. Draw or write inside and add it with your others.


Day 50*

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 59:15-21. A time may come when it feels like everyone is telling lies about Christians and everyone is against us. But God can save us from any situation.
  2. What is one thing God says He will do for us?

History*

  1. Read the News  (alternate news site). Choose an article and write an email (or tell someone) the who, what, where, when, why and how of it.
  2. *Choose an event related to WWI and fill in this news graphic organizer. Hold onto this.

Science

  1. Do the second and third challenge at the juice bar.

PE/Health

  1. Food pyramid game


Day 51  (Materials for science: chicken bone, vinegar–enough to cover bone, maybe jar with lid to keep in the smell)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 60:18-22.  This prophesy hasn’t come true yet, and it won’t until the world as we know it ends. People look at the end of the world as a bad thing, but it is a good thing since Jesus will reign as King and promises a new earth to us.
  2. What’s one thing that God promises in this part of the Bible?

History

  1. Read about the end of the war.
  2. Take the quick quiz.
  3. List for a parent as many facts as you can about WWI.

Science

  1. Watch this video on fireworks.
  2. Explain to someone how a firework works.
  3. Read this and do the experiment (needs to sit for three days).

Music

  1. Watch and listen to this piano composition by Ravel. This part of the piece is called “Night Moths.”
  2. Write at least one word in your Ravel timeline piece that describes this piece.


Day 52  (Materials for science: Diet Coke or other carbonated beverage, salt)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 61:1-2. These are the verses Jesus read when He first started His ministry. He left out the very end though. He announced the year when God will set His people free (by sending Jesus), but He didn’t announce the year when He will pay back His enemies. That is still to come.
  2. What is one thing verse one says Jesus came to do?

History

  1. Read about the Treaty of Versailles, this is the agreement the countries made to end the war.
  2. Take the quick quiz.
  3. Cut out and fill in the timeline piece.

Science

  1. Pour a cup of soda. Place the cup on a tray or in a bathtub or sink. Add a lot of salt (1/4 at least), but you could try it with differing amounts. Observe.
  2. Read and watch the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment.
  3. These both work the same way. The salt and Mentos attract the CO2 (Carbon Dioxide–what makes the bubbles in a fizzy drink) and pulls it all out of the soda at once instead of little by little like it usually comes out.


Day 53**  (Materials for science: piece of liver, piece of potato, dish washing soap, hydrogen peroxide — small amount)

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 63:1-6.
  2. What does God say He has done? Why?

History*

  1. Read this page and look at the chart showing how much the countries’ did not like the treaty.
  2. Look at these maps from before and after the war.
  3. *Color in this map to show what used to be Germany and what used to be Austria-Hungary.   Map of Europe After Versailles
  4. Write a title on your map.

Science

  1. Read this page and do the experiment.
  2. Explain to someone what is making the bubbles? (The oxygen being released is mixing with the soap. Have you ever made more bubbles in a bath tub by mixing in air? — in other words, by moving the water around really fast?)
  3. Liver recipes if you bought more than just a piece and don’t know what to do with it.

Art*

  1. *Draw on features to the face print out.
  2. Color the different parts different colors that go together.
  3. Cut out the different parts.
  4. Glue them on to another page in Picasso fashion.


Day 54

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 64:3-9.
  2. What does it mean that God is the potter and we are the clay?

History

  1. Read about Rememberence Day.
  2. Here are some pictures of Flander’s Field which is now a cemetery.
  3. Here is an artist’s painting of the poem.

Speaking

  1. Choice: either draw/paint how the poem describes Flander’s Field and show it to an audience and explain it, or read/perform the poem in front of an audience.

Science

  1. Watch these cool chemical reactions.
  2. *Check on your chicken bone. Fill in this worksheet, Knotted Bones.
  3. What was removed from the chicken bone?
  4. Now do you see why your mom wants you to drink milk 🙂


Day 55

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 65:11-14.
  2. Who is promised good things?
  3. Who is promised bad things?

History

  1. Type up your facts from Day 50 with a title. Write your facts in this fashion. Who: (name)  When: (date)  What:  …

Science

  1. Magnesium is a metal and is found in the earth’s crust and in seawater. It is used in building airplanes.
  2. Read about magnesium.
  3. Cut out your magnesium piece and fill it in and add it to your collection.

PE/Health

  1. Jog in one place for five minutes.


Day 56

Bible

  1. Read Isaiah 66:12-16.
  2. What is one thing promised to those who serve Him?
  3. What is one thing promised to those who don’t?

History

  1. Put together a newspaper.
  2. Use your news article from Day 55. If you have another story about WWI that you wrote for English, you can use that as your second article. If not, you can list a timeline of events for your second article.

Science

  1. We’re going to go back and look at the different states of matter. Specifically we’re going to look first at solids.
  2. Read about solids.
  3. Take the quiz on solids.
  4. Play the game. You’ll use each material once in the game.

Music

  1. Listen to “Bolero” by Ravel.
  2. Write at least one word in your Ravel timeline piece that describes this piece.


Day 57  (Materials for science: fizzy drink in a bottle)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 1:4-9.
  2. What is Jeremiah’s protest?
  3. How does God encourage him?

History

  1. Read about the 1920s. Write down a few interesting facts on your timeline.

Science

  1. Read about solids, liquids and gases and look at the pictures of how the molecules (or particles) behave in each.
  2. Do this activity.

Speaking

  1. A soda or pop bottle has a solid, liquid and gas. Describe to someone the three states of matter in a bottle. What happens when you tip the bottle? What type of matter is affected? What happens when you open the bottle? What type of matter is affected? Take a bottle in front of an audience and answer these questions with a demonstration.


Day 58

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 2:1-5.
  2. What happened to those who hurt (destroyed) Israel?
  3. What happened to those that worshiped worthless things?
  4. One definition of worship is being devoted to something. Have you ever worshiped something other than God (been devoted to something so that you could hardly stand to go without)? Have you ever made something into an idol? Do you have an idol now you need to confess and get rid of?

History

  1. Click on a world leader.
  2. Write something about the leader on your timeline. There are blank timeline pieces for you to use.

Science

  1. Now we are going to be looking at liquid. You have learned how liquid moves and fills containers and can’t really be compressed (or pushed down) much.
  2. We’re going to look at some specific things about liquid. The first is viscosity. (Click on the little speaker next to the word to hear it pronounced.)
  3. Viscosity is the measure of how a liquid flows. Actually, it measures how much it resists flowing. Liquids move right? You put them in a container and they spread out and fill it. If you poured water in a bowl, it would spread out quickly and fill the space. Water has low viscosity. Honey you got from the fridge and poured into a bowl has a high viscosity. It resists flowing. It moves slowly.
  4. Watch this video. Which one has the lowest viscosity? The one at the end on the right or left? (answer: right)
  5. Design an experiment to test the viscosity of at least five different liquids. Based on your observations rate them from the lowest to highest viscosity. Here’s an experiment sheet to record on: experiment worksheet

Art

  1. Look at this painting by Picasso called, “The Three Musicians.”
  2. Set up a still life — put some things out in front of you that don’t move :)   And get three pieces of paper.
  3. Draw simply a couple of objects on each piece of paper. Remember, it doesn’t have to be realistic. Think shape. In fact, think cube :)
  4. Paint each paper differently, but pick colors that will look good all together. After you paint you could dab some of it with a sponge to make a texture on the paper.
  5. Cut out your objects. If you want, cut some of your objects into pieces.
  6. Recreate your still life on another piece of paper. Glue the pieces down.


Day 59  (Materials for science: 1/2 c. cornstarch)

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 4:1-4.
  2. If Israel turns to God, then what does He promise?
  3. If they are stubborn against God, what does He promise?

History

  1. Choose an entertainer to read about and add a fact to your timeline.  There are blank timeline pieces for you to use.

Science

  1. Do you remember yesterday’s big word?  Viscosity
  2. A liquid’s viscosity can change. If you heat up honey, it would get less viscous and flow more quickly.
  3. Today you are going to change the viscosity of a liquid with force.
    • Combine 1/2 cup of cornstarch with 1/2 cup of water, slowly adding the water in until it stirs like a stiff liquid but feels like a solid when tapped.
    • When you push on it, does its viscosity get lower or higher, does it flow more easily or not.
    • You can see it in the first minute of this video.


Day 60*

Bible

  1. Read Jeremiah 5:21-25.
  2. What happened because of their sin?

History

  1. Look at pictures  from the 1910s.  Just look at page one (otherwise not everything is from that time period).
  2. Look at pictures  from the 1920s.  Just look at page one (otherwise not everything is from that time period).
  3. What differences can you find? Click on the pictures to see them more closely. (Hint: look at lengths — this isn’t the only possibility)

Science

  1. Read about aluminum.
  2. Look at aluminum.
  3. Find aluminum in your home. Ideas: aluminum foil, drinking cans, pots and pans, knitting needles, crochet hooks, light fixtures, hamster cages, camera tripod and the metal bands around your coffee pot
  4. Cut out and draw/write inside your aluminum piece.
  5. Add it with the others.

PE/Health*

  1. Build a food pyramid.  (Print on card stock if you’ve got it.)

You are one third of the way done with your school year already! Congratulations!

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